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CTIA approves Verkotan Ltd. as a CTIA Authorized Testing Laboratory (CATL) for Over the Air Performance testing.

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Verkotan is now the only commercially available CTIA Authorized testing lab in Finland.

We can proudly inform that Verkotan has been approved as a CTIA Authorized Testing Laboratory for OTA performance testing. Our testing capability covers complete set of OTA tests for GCF and PTCRB certification. We offer certification for cellular systems, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

Test cases include:
• Cellular TRP, TRS and ICM (Intermediate Channel Measurement)
• Wi‑Fi TRP, TRS, ICM
• A‑GPS TRS, UHIS, PIGS and ICM

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FINAS accreditation

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Verkotan is accredited by the Finnish Accreditation Service (FINAS).

Scope of accreditation is; CTIA Test Plan for Wireless Device Over-the-Air Performance, CTIA Test Plan for RF Performance Evaluation of Wi‑Fi Mobile Converged Devices and 3GPP TS34.114 User Equipment (UE) / Mobile Station (MS) Over-The-Air (OTA) antenna performance; Conformance testing.

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MIMO OTA testing

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MIMO OTA test trial measurements

Verkotan Oy has completed first Anechoic MIMO Over-the-Air Test Laboratory OTA-measurements trials based 3GPP Technical Report 37.977. Campaign results were demonstrated to key partners in Mobile Word Congress 2015. Results show great variation of DUTs capability to utilize MIMO-gain in a challenging interference limited channel conditions.

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ZDNet relases article about Verkotan

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Business technology news website ZDNet relases article about wireless performance laboratories in Oulu.

Wireless wonderland: Finnish startup buys Microsoft Mobile test chambers to drive future of wi-fi and 5G

Finnish startup Verkotan acquired mobile equipment testing facilities from Microsoft to offer wireless and 5G performance testing in Northern Europe. You can read the entire article from www.ZDNet.com.

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Verkotan Oy to continue the wireless performance testing laboratory business in Oulu, Finland

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Microsoft Mobile Oy and Verkotan Oy have agreed to continue the operations of the mobile equipment testing laboratories in Oulu, Finland as an independent company that offers outsourced testing services to mobile equipment manufacturers and network operators. Verkotan Oy starts the business with funding from Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, in the framework of the Innovation Mill program.

Verkotan Oy was incorporated in November 2014 and it acquires from Microsoft the necessary testing chambers, equipment and certain software applications.

The clientele consists of mobile equipment manufacturers (smart phones, wireless transmitters), mobile network operators, wireless equipment developers and test equipment companies. There are no similar accredited Over-the-air (OTA) testing service providers in Northern Europe. “The increasing complexity of wireless devices and the Internet of Things boost the demand for testing of wireless capabilities. Our primary offering consists of OTA certification testing, operator OTA approval testing, and tailored wireless performance testing”, states the CEO of Verkotan Oy Kari Komonen.

“Microsoft desires to support new innovations and start-up companies and build a vivid, growing ecosystem in Finland”, says director Max Mickelsson of Microsoft Oy.

“The Innovation Mill program launched initially with Nokia is a significant success story built with Finnish corporations, measured by the quantity of new companies and their success”, states Director Kari Tilli of Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

Director Juha Ala-Mursula of BusinessOulu Municipal development Agency points out the rapid and decisive reaction to the structural change: “Our experience from numerous Innovation Mill projects shows that ideas and resources that turn obsolete for one company can, when properly supported, generate profitable business, employment and prosperity”.

Since 2009 Innovation Mill program has facilitated entrepreneurial commercialization of more than one hundred technologies and creation of more than 1000 jobs. “Now, we are renewing the program to cover and expanding network of SME’s and large industrial partners so that ideas and products will move in both directions”, clarifies the CEO of Spinverse Ltd., Mr. Pekka Koponen.

For more information, please contact:

Kari Komonen, CEO, Verkotan Oy, tel. +358 40 500 1241

Kari Tilli, Director, Tekes, tel. +358 50 55 77 850

Juha Ala-Mursula, Director, BusinessOulu, tel. +358 40 559 7020

Pekka Koponen, CEO, Spinverse Oy, tel. +358 40 545 0008

Max Mickelsson, Director, Microsoft, tel. +358 504 999 776

Verkotan Oy in brief

Verkotan Oy is an Over-the-Air (OTA) testing and certification service provider that offers high quality expert services to mobile equipment manufacturers and network operators in sophisticated test environment. www.verkotan.com

Microsoft in brief

Established 1975, Microsoft is the world leading supplier software products, solutions and services that helps enterprises, organizations and people to benefit from information technologies in new, innovative ways. www.microsoft.com

Tekes in brief

The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) finances challenging research and development projects at companies, universities, polytechnics and research institutes. Tekes provides innovation funding for corporate development projects that aim for faster growth, renewal of business and co-operation with research organizations. Every year, we work with approximately 3000 Finnish companies and 50 universities and research institutions. Tekes is part of the Team Finland network that offers versatile services to internationalizing companies. www.tekes.fi

BusinessOulu in brief

BusinessOulu is in charge of implementing the City of Oulu’s industry policies, and providing growth companies with the services they require, in addition to promoting export, import, investments, and employment. With the help of its international partner network, BusinessOulu acts as a partner to companies and helps them grow, particularly in the North. www.businessoulu.com

Spinverse in brief

Spinverse is a leader in technology consulting, specialized in innovation and commercialization of emerging technologies. Spinverse helps clients to renew their business through Open Innovation Ecosystems, Business acceleration and Management consulting. Spinverse Innovation Mill is an open innovation and entrepreneurship development program that facilitates innovation and partnership between start-up companies and corporations. Spinverse has coordinated over EUR 1 billion worth of R&D funding and executed over 120 technology commercialization projects. Spinverse also act as a Microsoft BizSpark Network partner. www.spinverse.com

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Verkotan Day 1

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Verkotan started as a startup company at Elektroniikkatie 17, 90590, Oulu, Finland.

Verkotan Oy in brief

Verkotan Oy is an Over-the-Air (OTA) testing and certification service provider that offers high quality expert services to mobile equipment manufacturers and network operators in sophisticated test environment. www.verkotan.com

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Verkotan Oy receives TEKES grant

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The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) will finance the initial state of the project during 2015.

Tekes in brief

The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) finances challenging research and development projects at companies, universities, polytechnics and research institutes. Tekes provides innovation funding for corporate development projects that aim for faster growth, renewal of business and co-operation with research organizations. Every year, we work with approximately 3000 Finnish companies and 50 universities and research institutions. Tekes is part of the Team Finland network that offers versatile services to internationalizing companies. www.tekes.fi

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Verkotan receives ELY funding decision

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ELY grants funding for Verkotan to ramp up wireless performance testing services in Oulu.

ELY in brief

Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment

The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) are responsible for the regional implementation and development tasks of the central government.

Finland has a total of 15 ELY Centres, which are tasked with promoting regional competitiveness, well-being and sustainable development and curbing climate change.

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Spinverse Innovation Mill Startup kick off meeting

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Spinverse Innovation Mill project preparation was kicked off with Jorma Kaitera.

Spinverse in brief

Spinverse is a leader in technology consulting, specialized in innovation and commercialization of emerging technologies. Spinverse helps clients to renew their business through Open Innovation Ecosystems, Business acceleration and Management consulting. Spinverse Innovation Mill is an open innovation and entrepreneurship development program that facilitates innovation and partnership between start-up companies and corporations. Spinverse has coordinated over EUR 1 billion worth of R&D funding and executed over 120 technology commercialization projects. Spinverse also act as a Microsoft BizSpark Network partner. spinverse.com

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BusinessOulu decides to support Verkotan ramp up

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Juha Ala-Mursula from BusinessOulu decides to support Verkotan ramp up to ensure continuation of wireless performance laboratories in Oulu.

BusinessOulu in brief

BusinessOulu is in charge of implementing the City of Oulu’s industry policies, and providing growth companies with the services they require, in addition to promoting export, import, investments, and employment. With the help of its international partner network, BusinessOulu acts as a partner to companies and helps them grow, particularly in the North. www.businessoulu.com